LIPSTICK GIRL & TRADING SUITS FOR UNIFORMS


LIPSTICK GIRL & TRADING SUITS FOR UNIFORMS


The only sounds I’m hearing are birdsong, bombs and guns
I ask myself the question, ‘Are we the only ones
With eyes that see and hearts that break and hands that paint the scene?
While out there in the muddy Somme, they all died aged nineteen’


Scroll forward another century, no history books required
Big liars with big egos, how come their followers admired?
Lipstick girl, at rest in shadows, a heart that beats no more
Since Big Ego traded suits for uniforms kicking off an uncivil war


I ought to explain who ‘lipstick girl’ is. She’s a real person and she’s out there somewhere. On my blog post last week a few of us spoke about the lipstick girl and how she got badly treated by a shopworker aggressively talking down to her for no good reason, saying her lipstick wasn’t an essential item, so she couldn’t buy it. Her story got in the national news. Anyhow, it got me thinking that lipstick girl would be my metaphor for all good people and represent a reflection of the bad places humanity has been, and still is. Shopworker person, just a figure of speech for all that is rotten.




Time for a song, an old one at that. I wrote back in 2014 and called it ‘Shout at Newsreels’. I’ve never done much with this number so far but it fits this post, plus I have been shouting at news channels lately. I hope you enjoy;


If you’re interested in my inexpensive PROMO VIDEOS FOR AUTHORS  hit the link here or aim at the one at the top of this blog.


As ever, if any poets out there are interested in having their poems turned into songs then click here to check it out: POETRY TO SONG


If you are looking for all my other music then you’ll find it to download on BANDCAMP or you can stream and/or make a playlist of it on SPOTIFY


If you’re thinking about new t-shirts and similar for yourself, or as Christmas presents, you might be interested in ZOOLON’S MERCHANDISE


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DIFFERENT DAYS, DIFFERENT TIMES & MUSIC TO THINK BY

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‘Castle on the Cliffs’


Today I’m running with samples of music matched with scenes from my home town. The music is taken from Volumes 1 & 2 of my Guitar Jam Backing Tracks albums, each album running for around 3 hours. You don’t have to be a musician to get something out of these tracks because they cover a whole mass of different moods to write or think by as well. You can download these albums for a small fee at BANDCAMP

Anyhow, I hope you enjoy this selection of instrumentals and photos.


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‘View of a farm from the edge of the forest’


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‘The other way around’


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‘Time to sneeze’ 


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‘The hour when the ship comes in’ * Dylan 


If you’re interested in my inexpensive PROMO VIDEOS FOR AUTHORS  hit the link here or aim at the one at the top of this blog.


As ever, if any poets out there are interested in having their poems turned into songs then click here to check it out: POETRY TO SONG


If you are looking for all my other music then you’ll find it to download on BANDCAMP or you can stream and/or make a playlist of it on SPOTIFY


If you’re thinking about new t-shirts and similar for the summer, you might be interested in ZOOLON’S MERCHANDISE


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THE SECRETS OF THE BLIND

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Sky and sea and you and me and tall ships left behind
Echoes of the days before Planet Earth was undermined
Those with blinkered eyes that see never change their mind
They never think to take time out and ask the secrets of the blind


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I think this number, the title track from my album ‘The Forgotten Daughter of Zeus’ sits well with this post. I hope it does anyway. All of my albums are accessible on BANDCAMP if you fancy a listen sometime.


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COUNT TO THREE

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‘Calorific Tardis’


BAD ADVICE
‘to be adapted into a lyric’


You’ve got the motor; you’ve got the SatNav and a tank full
But you’re still stuck on the inside looking out
Blind faith, too blind and blinkered to realize
The kick you get living with all that doubt


There’s a doorway to Hell or is it some kind of heaven
All you’ve got to do is turn the key
Either way it really doesn’t matter
Just close your eyes, take a deep breath and count to three


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‘Destiny’


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‘What Next?’
Note my Arsenal thinking hat


What next? What about a ‘Laid Back Grove in G Minor’?


If you want more music like this check out the album it’s from, namely ‘Volume I Guitar Jam Backing Tracks’ – it works for musicians & regular listeners alike. Below, the album itself. Just £6.50 for 3 hours and 20 tracks.



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DOORWAY TO THE ROOM OF CLOUDS

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‘Doorway to The Room of Clouds’


‘One minute I held the key
Next the walls were closed on me
I discovered that my castle stands
Upon pillars of salt, and pillars of sand’
Coldplay


I thought I’d try something random again, just writing the first thing/things that came into my head. I’ve not done it for awhile. Here we go – fingers crossed. A letter; 


Dear Marie Antoinette aka Miss Misfit,

I painted a portrait of you. In water colours. I got them for next to nothing in a charity shop. I couldn’t afford canvas and oils. It was rubbish. I can’t paint.

It’s cold and rainy today, just like yesterday. Storms from the North Atlantic. I got soaked chasing the rainbows end. I only chased it for the pot of gold. It wasn’t there.

I never did get a replacement dog. Soon maybe. Maybe not. I wonder what happened to your toy spaniel? I never did catch its name.

Will you remember to remember me? Sometimes? Ever? Never?

I’m making a new song. Just for you. It should be finished come December. A ballad. Not quite a ballad. Acoustic, obviously. Minor chords wouldn’t have it any other way. A festive time present you’re too far away to hear. Sound travels only so far. Then it dies. The song hasn’t got a name yet.

I’ll turn this letter into a neat paper dart. I’ll aim it your way. I’m sick of posting things.

This’ll make you laugh. Some types of parking meters fascinate me. The ones that look as though they have a face with eyes, nose and mouth, but no ears. I’ve photographed some. In France, in summer, I took pics of unusual doors. One of them was a door to nowhere. If you’re looking for a metaphor there isn’t one. Not this time.

It’s a shame you talked about cakes when no one knew what cakes were. You caused a revolution. Impressive.

Best Wishes,

Zoolon aka I Hunt-Alone (mostly)


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‘Doorway to an Apple Tree – just the one’


Here’s another track from the new album. It’s called ‘Laid Back Groove – G Minor’. Even though it’s a backing track aimed mainly at other musicians it – and the rest of the numbers – stands alone and is part of that 3 hour/20 track new album, ‘Guitar Jam, Volume 1 – Zoolon Audio Backing Tracks’. I hope you enjoy;


If you’re interested the new album can be downloaded at BANDCAMP   It costs just £6.50 or currency equivalent wherever you live.


Coldplay aside, Copyright © 2019 Zoolon Audio.  All rights reserved.  Unauthorised copying, reproduction, hiring, lending, public performance and broadcasting prohibited.

THREE HOURS OF MUSIC

‘Creativity on Tap’


I’m pleased to announce that ‘Volume 1’ of my ‘Guitar Jam Backing Tracks’ has been released on Bandcamp.


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This is a great collection for anyone learning how to play the guitar or is an experienced player who can enjoy playing along to the 20 track, 3 hour long album creating their new songs. Importantly, it is also perfect for people who just want some music to listen to in the background.


You’ll find this digital album at BANDCAMP LINK . From this link you’ll see it includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more. It’s priced at just £6.50 in the UK or at an equivalent rate in US dollars and other currency.


Here’s one of the tracks……….. I hope you enjoy;


 

 


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‘IGNORING THE MERMAID WALTZ’

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 ‘And a song I was writing is left undone

I don’t know why I spend my time

Writing songs I can’t believe

With words that tear and strain to rhyme’

Paul Simon 

I know the feeling, plus The Arsenal missed a penalty in the last minute that would have stuffed the Spuds. Many swear words.

A 60 second guitar improvisation over a waltz. I hope you enjoy;

 

 

ZOOLON’S 60 SECOND COVER OF MUMFORD’S ‘THE CAVE’

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I just got featured in the Feb 2019 LIFOTI mag. It gets distributed over 80 countries in printed & digital version and is distributed on Amazon, Walmart, eBay, bookstores, newsstands, magazine gallery, institutional libraries & 200+ stores.  Neat.

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Anyway, here’s the improvisation/cover of the Mumford song, ‘The Cave’. Hope you enjoy;

ZOOLON’S 60 SECONDS COVER OF ‘SPEED OF SOUND’

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My ‘one minute’ take on Coldplay’s ‘Speed of Sound’, a song the band never really liked, although I think the melody is right up there and relaxing, plus I rate Coldplay as one of the great bands. Anyhow, here is my guitar solo ‘one minute’ cover from my Instagram. I hope you enjoy;